UPDATED 3:35 PM PT – Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Recently, the Governor of Rhode Island , Gina Raimondo, was photographed at a wine bar socializing one day before she was diagnosed with COVID-19. The woman who took a photo of Raimondo, friend Erica Oliveras, spoke out about the incident.
“She only took her mask off whenever she was drinking her wine,” Oliveras said. “That’s the only time she took it off. When she came into the building, she had her mask. Whenever the waiters approached her, she had a mask on.” Oliveras defended Raimondo, mentioning that she did not realize the criticism the photo of Raimondo would attract. Despite Oliveras’s attempt to defend the governor, many condemned Raimondo’s actions and argued that she was not adhering to her own COVID-19 safety advice.
“She shouldn’t even be at an event like that, I mean you can drink wine at home, I’m an experienced wine drinker Gina, do it at home.” Susan Goodman, a resident of Providence, R.I. said. “Shame on you Gina! Come on you know better than that.”
The backlash increased after the state’s health department director, Nicole Alexander Scot, tested positive for the virus over the weekend.
after testing negative for the virus… “raimondo” says she will continue to self-quarantine.
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